Ryan White Regional Advisory Committee

The Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) was established by the Tennessee Department of Health to oversee the distribution of funds provided to the state by the Centers for Disease Control. The primary focus of this program is the prevention of transmission of HIV and education about primary and secondary infections.


This program targets high-risk individuals but there are no specified eligibility requirements for receipt of either educational or preventive services. Education and preventive services are provided to the general public without regard to income, sex, age, race or sexual preference.


  1. Prevent the transmission of primary infection by HIV.
  2. Prevent the transmission of secondary infection by HIV.
  3. Identify and target high-risk populations for education and prevention.

Explanation of Services

ETHRA is the financial administrator for RAC. On behalf of RAC, ETHRA subcontracts with several not-for-profit agencies for the delivery of educational and preventive services.

Number of Persons Served

Approximately 5,000 individuals.

Source of Funding

Centers for Disease Control, administered by the State of Tennessee, Department of Health.

Counties Served

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington and Union.

For More Information Please Contact: Pat Ford at 865-691-2551, ext. 4233 or by E-mail at Pford@ethra.org.